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moving flagged photos in IPhoto 11 no longer works

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I am using a macpro os 10.7.5 and IPhoto 11.  I am no longer able to move flagged photos to a new event.  I do have photos flagged.  I have the new event highligted.  When I go to events the "move flagged photos" is only gray and may not be selected.

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  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,655 points)

    Works here, though admittedly I'm on 10.8.


    As a Test:



    Hold down the option (or alt) key and launch iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Create Library'



    Import a few pics into this new, blank library. Is the Problem repeated there?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,655 points)

    Try rebuild the old one:


    Option 1

    Back Up and try rebuild the library: hold down the command and option (or alt) keys while launching iPhoto. Use the resulting dialogue to rebuild. Choose to Repair Database. If that doesn't help, then try again, this time using Rebuild Database.


    If that fails:


    Option 2

    Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. (In Library Manager it's the FIle -> Rebuild command)



    This will create an entirely new library. It will then copy (or try to) your photos and all the associated metadata and versions to this new Library, and arrange it as close as it can to what you had in the damaged Library. It does this based on information it finds in the iPhoto sharing mechanism - but that means that things not shared won't be there, so no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your events, albums and keywords, faces and places back.



    Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you're not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one. 




  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,845 points)

    You are confusing the iPhoto data (your photos) with the application - the iPhoto application must always be in the applications folder and can not be moved or renamed - the data for the iPhoto application is by default named iPhoto library and by default is in your pictures folder - it can be any name and can be in any location as long as it is on a volume formatted Mac OS extended (journaled) - you notify the iPhoto application of the location of the iPhoto library by depressing the option key and launching the iPhoto application and useing the select librar window




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